Archive for February, 2014

Are people actively seeking Atlanta jobs?

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Many people are looking to change careers, and that includes people who have Atlanta jobs.

Jobvite reports that more than half of people currently employed are actively seeking new jobs.

About 71% of the U.S. labor force is currently on the job market and that more than half of currently employed workers are actively looking or open to a new role. The job market is more competitive than ever before, and results show younger workers are more optimistic about finding a job this year as compared to their more senior counterparts.

Results show 76% of social job seekers discovered their current position through Facebook.

In addition, the 2013 Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey found that 93% of recruiters are likely to look at a candidate’s social profile and 42% of recruiters at some point have reconsidered a candidate based on content viewed in a social profile.

Almost half of job seekers have used their mobile device to engage in some sort of job search-related activity and increasingly expect career websites to be optimized for mobile. Unlike social job seekers, mobile job seekers are more likely to turn to Facebook than LinkedIn for job seeking activities.

“Stability is a thing of the past and change is constant for today’s workers. The successful job seeker knows this and cultivates a professional presence on multiple channels, a trend that our study shows is becoming more common,” said Dan Finnigan, president and CEO of Jobvite. “Job seekers are in perpetual search mode, and businesses must be, too. The results from this year’s Job Seeker Nation Study shows there is a clear disconnect between where job seekers are looking compared to recruiters. This gap must be closed in order for businesses to attain desirable candidates, especially as talent is becoming more scarce at higher specialization levels.”

SunTrust hires for finance jobs in Atlanta

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

SunTrust is busy recruiting and hiring for finance jobs in Atlanta.

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey’s (STRH) affiliate, SunTrust Equipment Finance & Leasing Corp., has hired four people for its Equipment Finance Group.

Paul Severn was recently named managing director and head of the Equipment Finance Group, and has been building out his team. A 17-year STRH veteran, Severn has extensive experience in corporate and investment banking, and is based in Atlanta.

Lawrence Watts has been named head of capital markets, Robert Mercogliano, head of asset management, and Louis Sombat, director of operations.

Watts joins the Equipment Finance Group with more than 30 years experience in the financial services industry, focused primarily on originating, structuring, and syndicating structured debt and tax products. He most recently served as managing director of Wells Fargo Securities’ Commercial Asset Leasing & Finance — Equipment Finance Group. Prior to that, he was in leadership positions with Wachovia Securities, Bank of America’s leasing and securities units, and Fleet Global Lease Finance. Watts is based in Charlotte, reporting to Severn.

Mercogliano has more than 27 years in the domestic and international leasing industry with a diversified background including expertise in operations management, documentation, workout/compliance, collections, pricing and structuring, asset value forecasting, asset sales and repossessions, and residual collection and negotiations. He most recently served as global head of asset management with Siemens Financial Services. Prior to Siemens, he worked at The CIT Group and Finova. Mercogliano is based in Atlanta, reporting to Severn.

Sombat brings more than 20 years experience in operational efficiency, portfolio management, and transaction structuring to the Equipment Finance Group, most recently serving as senior vice president within Century Tokyo Leasing’s legal and operations area. Prior to that, he held leadership positions with Fifth Third Leasing Company and Key Equipment Finance. Sombat is based in Atlanta, reporting to Horst Kisch, senior vice president, wholesale operations.